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to settle or cause to settle in a new or different place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Many Socialists desire the towns to control and resettle the country.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker
  • With what restlessness they take short flights and resettle.

    Birds of the wave and woodland Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
  • I felt one of them resettle my pillow, which allowed me to observe a screen placed around the adjoining bed.

    The Case and Exceptions

    Frederick Trevor Hill
  • Audley mechanically resumed his former life,—sought to resettle his thoughts on the grand objects of ambitious men.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As we approached a breeding colony the birds would fly up, hover about, and resettle when we drew back a sufficient distance.

  • And they make room for thee, and bid thee welcome, and then resettle to their hushed pursuits as if nothing had happened!

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Word Origin and History for resettle

1540s (transitive), of places, from re- + settle (v.). Intransitive sense from 1821. Meaning "Bring into order again" is from 1610s. Related: Resettled; resettling.

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